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Welcome to xbomber.co.uk,
This is the home of X-Bomber; the fast, modern vertical-scrolling spaceshooter for Windows, based on the Japanese sci-fi TV show; Star Fleet.
It features lots of arcade action, weapons and explosions.

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v0.84c To-Do 2016.04.26

Missions
0. EDF Transports and Tankers
1. Add Superfighter and Deathball minibosses
8. Volcanoes
10: Add Large Artifacts at end
14: EDF Conestoga Missile Destroyer
16. Battlecruiser Docks and Grey Attack Cruiser (more beam firepower than blue variant but less armour)

Gameplay
- Get astrofighter carriers to release astrofighters during levels

Documentation
- Powerup maxing effects. Friendly fire


v0.84b Progress 2016.03.17

Player Weapons
- Wildfire missiles graphically improved with launch clouds and engine glow
- Wingblade and homing lasers functionally and graphically improved
- Change BrainCom and Legtrax special weapons
- Finish X-Bomber guided missiles
=> Launch clouds, improved logic and graphics for plasma grenades

System
- Improved and unified player missile guidance and turret targetting system
- Main battle tank 'turret sharing' logic and movement
- Dialogue: shields and fighter megabombs
- Realtime rotation on more objects; 6MB shaved off project filesize

Graphics
- Mission 9 water texture improved - now more 'ocean' and less 'swimming pool'
- Bullet flash and impact effects - Phase 2; laser torpedoes
- Check Shockwaves on all bosses

Gameplay
- Mission 4: Improve planet and explosion sequence
- Mission 16: Colour-scheme change on mid-level boss

User Interface
- Options menu streamlined
- Logic and graphical changes to main menu


New Stuff 2016.02.26

- New Image Galleries: Max Steel, Fan Works > Models
- Uchusen Magazine (1980) X Bomber article uploaded: Articles
- David Sisson Models: Replicating the Overlander from Gerry Anderson & Christopher Burr's Terrahawks
- Article about X-Bomber at PC Advisor


Dai-X, Makara and Shiro in Vinyl 2016 2016.02.21

X BOMBER by KINGDOMCOME Productions x Unbox Industries
If someone could get on and produce that already, that'd be GREAAAT.


Rain Cycle 2016.02.06

Rain Cycle Bike Rain Cycle Bike


Star Fleet Restoration - Next Episode 2015.08.05


X-Bomber Side-story - Rain Song 2015.07.31

Reading Vanessa's brilliant Star Fleet prequel; Rise of the Alliance got me writing my side-story to X-Bomber.
The most recent update, including chapters 1-6 is here.

Chapters 1-6

I've been thinking for a long time how to expand on what the game shows you.
In the fullness of time, I'll build the narrative into the game in the way that Zone 66 did.
I always found that an effective way of working the story into the game, rather than creating cutscenes on the limited budget of most games of that time that wouldn't have really done the story justice.

I've puzzled for a long time what would be the best format for cut-scenes in the game. I wondered whether it would be best to sketch the characters, ships etc. then edit them in Photoshop and lastly manipulate them in the game's runtime.
Somehow, I could never picture that working quite the way I wanted.
It probably would have clashed with the style of the sprites anyway.

So, what I have in-mind now is a shoot-em-up with a lot of heavily-illustrated narrative between missions.


Alliance Electronic Warfare vessel 2015.07.26

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Coming soon to an instalment of Rain Song near you ...
and to X-Bomber the Game - Level 6 shortly thereafter


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